A story is told of an old Fijian chief & an infidel who visited the Fiji islands.
The man said to the chief: “You are a great chief & it is really a pity that you have been so foolish as to listen to the missionaries who only want to get rich among you.
No one nowadays would believe any more in that old book which is called the Bible; neither do men listen to that story about Jesus Christ; people know better now & I am sorry for you that you have been foolish.”
The old chief said: “Do you see that great stone over there? On that stone we smashed the heads of our victims to death. Do you see that native oven over yonder? In that oven we roasted the human bodies for our great feasts.
If it had not been for those good missionaries, for that old Book & the great love of Jesus Christ which has changed us from savages into God's children, you would never leave this spot!
You have to thank God for the Gospel, otherwise you would be killed & roasted in yonder oven & we would feast on your body in no time!”
- Dr. Donald Barnhouse (moreillustrations.com)
Rom 1:16 (GNT): “I have complete confidence in the gospel; it is God's power to save all who believe, first the Jews and also the Gentiles.”